Review Category : Arts

KDVS 90.3 FM’s annual week long fundraiser underway

This isn't your run-of-the-mill pledge marathon. There's no suave host coaxing the home viewers to dial in and save endangered forest critters or afternoon nature shows and documentaries - only noncommercial, diverse, freeform radio.

Campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM is currently in the middle of their annual fundraiser, which started on Monday and runs until Sunday. All proceeds go toward making up two-thirds of their expenditures for the entire year.

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Students celebrate Asian Pacific Culture Week

Apr. 20 kicked off Asian Pacific Culture Week (APCW), presented by the Student Programs & Activities Center, ASUCD, Office of Campus & Community Relations and Student Affairs.

The week's events include stress workshops, a cooking class, an open mic night, dance performances and a retreat focused on the sociopolitical issues that the Asian Pacific Islander community faces.

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Films with a feminist edge

It's no secret that filmmakers possess the unique ability to provide lasting memories using vivid images and exciting mediums; films just seem to stay with you.

The fourth annual Davis Feminist Film Festival will showcase a spread of very diverse film styles, voices, viewpoints and talent. The festival kicks off tonight at 8 and will continue tomorrow. It takes place at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre on 14th and E streets.

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Fourth Annual Search Party: Davis, Sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie

Student musicians, the spotlights are searching for you! It's time for the annual campus media sponsored Search Party talent show. Co-sponsored by KDVS 90.3 FM, The California Aggie and the ASUCD Entertainment Council, Search Party gives UC Davis' budding musicians the opportunity to perform to the campus community. Submissions will be due by 4 p.m. on Apr. 23 to the office of KDVS 90.3 FM, located at 14 Lower Freeborn Hall.

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Sunshine Cleaning highlights young talent

It's almost too easy to draw comparisons between Sunshine Cleaning and recent entries to the newly minted category of, for lack of an official name, "quirky indie films." They all have in common a quiet, quaint sense of humor that sets them apart from boisterous big-budget comedies. Sunshine Cleaning, directed by New Zealand-born Christine Jeffs, follows in this vein in its own way.

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X marks the spot

At the beginning of April, Hugh Jackman made an online announcement on YouTube of a contest that would get the world premiere of his upcoming movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the city with most votes.

Voting continues until Friday. To vote for Davis, go to x-menorigins.com/premiere and put in the 95616 area code.

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5 Questions with Yiyun Li

Editor's Note: This week's "Five Questions" is with author and UC Davis English professor Yiyun Li, whose first novel The Vagrants was released in February.

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Artsweek

MUSIC

Sholi, Odawas, Garrett Pierce

Today, 8 p.m., $6

Luigi's Fun Garden in Sacramento

It's a trifecta of excellent artists at tonight's show, which is presented by Cool As Folk. And there's a little something for everyone - a bit of catchy art-rock from Sholi, a touch of ethereal minimalist psychedelic from Berkeley duo Odawas and some quality folk from Garrett Pierce. For a preview of Pierce's newest album All Masks, check out page 4!

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Variations on a Theme

Friday marked my semi-official entrance to the post-graduate adult world: I went to my first "real" interview.

I prepared as best I could. I researched the company, prepped answers for stock interview questions, bought an appropriately stylish bidnezz-caj outfit, perfected a firm handshake and most importantly, made sure to Google Map directions to the office.

Three-and-a-half days later, I arrived at the office well-rested, well-fed and confident. Introductions were made, explanations were given and thoughtful inquiries were asked.

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A Living Cinema

On Apr. 21, Canadian artist and animator Pierre Hébert will appear in Davis to discuss his work in the fields of animation and live drawing. The event is sponsored by the technocultural studies and film studies departments and will be held in the TCS building (formerly the Art Annex) throughout the day, starting at 11 a.m.

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Skull Candy concert cancelled

Skull Candy, an on-campus concert featuring Gym Class Heroes, Shwayze, LMFAO, Tyga, The Knux and HardNox, has been cancelled.

Students who purchased tickets through the ticket office at Freeborn Hall will be issued full refunds at the original point of purchase. The deadline to receive a refund is Friday. For more information, call 752-1915.

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Correction

 

In the Apr. 7 article "Art exhibit touches upon issues of marginalization," it should have stated that Badiah Haffejee was the producer, editor, videographer and director of senior sociology major Markee Slagel's self-interview in the exhibit "Academic Inclusion: Undoing Marginalization." The Aggie regrets the error.

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Variations on a Theme

I'm a pacifist at heart. My aim with this column is to entertain. However, it seems that my Apr. 2 column "Don't judge" did offend at least one person by making an unintended jab at an ethnic community. And for that, I'd like to make a couple of clarifications.

In the column, I made a flippant remark about "downplaying my heritage" and "straightening the ethnicity out of my hair." These comments were meant in an entirely tongue-in-cheek manner. Me making fun of myself - all in good humor, right?

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Chatting about Observe and Report

Observe and Report isn't your typical big budget Hollywood comedy. The audience remains in constant struggle with the film's humor, unsure of whether or not laughter is intended or appropriate.

However, writer and director Jody Hill says he designed it that way, describing the film as "sad and weird."

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